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  • Acknowledging the tremendous changes in the health care system, this book offers a current and fresh perspective on nursing in the 21st century. A departure from the "medical model", its emphasis on client education, shifting delivery of care, and a collaborative approach fosters a practical view of the challenges the student will encounter in the workplace. Core content areas are covered in detail, including pathophysiology, normal and high-risk pregnancy, and women's health across the life-span.

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  • The chapters to follow have been written as a textbook in health care management and policy. The book may serve as an introduction to problems and issues in U.S. health care for people entering related professional fi elds. It is also intended for use by people already experienced in a particular aspect of management or policy for attaining perspective on the system as a whole. The book will have value far beyond the classroom. Every day, large numbers of Americans become newly interested in health care management and policy for a variety of reasons.

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  • As nations seek to strengthen their health systems, they are increasingly looking to primary health care (PHC) to provide a clear and comprehensive sense of direction. The World Health Report 2008 analyzes how primary health care reforms, that embody the principles of universal access, equity and social justice, are an essential

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  • Acknowledging the tremendous changes in the health care system, this book offers a current and fresh perspective on nursing in the 21st century. A departure from the "medical model", its emphasis on client education, shifting delivery of care, and a collaborative approach fosters a practical view of the challenges the student will encounter in the workplace. Core content areas are covered in detail, including pathophysiology, normal and high-risk pregnancy, and women's health across the life-span.

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  • The charge to the Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders was broad, encompassing health care for both mental and substance-use conditions, the public and private sectors, and the comprehensive range of issues addressed in the 2001 Institute of Medicine report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. The committee was pleased to be asked to address this breadth of issues.

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  • European national policy-makers broadly agree on the core objectives that their health care systems should pursue. The list is strikingly straightforward: universal access for all citizens, effective care for better health outcomes, efficient use of resources, high-quality services and responsiveness to patient concerns. It is a formula that resonates across the political spectrum and which, in various, sometimes inventive, configurations, has played a role in most recent European national election campaigns...

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  • Anne Sales*1, Christian Helfrich2, P Michael Ho3,4, Ashley Hedeen2, Mary E Plomondon3,4, Yu-Fang Li2, Alison Connors1 and John S Rumsfeld3,4 Address: 1University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA, 3VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, Colorado, USA and 4University of Denver Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA Email: Anne Sales* - anne.sales@ualberta.ca; Christian Helfrich - christian.helfrich@va.gov; P Michael Ho - michael.ho@va.gov; Ashley Hedeen - ashley.hedeen@va.gov; Mary E Plomondon - meg.

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  • Health care is a key arena of the modernisation of welfare states. Tighter resources and a changing spectrum of diseases, coupled with new modes of citizenship and demands for public safety, challenge the health care systems throughout the Western world. This book sets out to examine new perspectives on the governance of health care and to highlight the role of the professions as mediators between the state and its citizens.

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  • Chapter 1 - Electronic health records for allied health careers. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: List three reasons why paper-based medical records are no longer adequate, discuss the economic pressures forcing changes in the health care system, describe the role of the government in bringing about changes in the health care system,…

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  • In almost all Western countries, health care is in a state of radical transformation. How can we meet the needs and demands of increasingly empowered ‘consumers’, contain costs, incorporate ‘evidence based’ modes of working, and re-motivate health care professionals—and all at the same time? The health care systems in Western countries are usually compared and contrasted along their axes of difference: nationalized versus fully market-driven; tax-based versus insurance-based financing; ‘gatekeeping’ general practitioners versus self-referral to hospital care....

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  • Control measures for pneumonia (Table 125-2) are aimed at the remediation of risk factors in general patient care (e.g., minimizing aspirationprone supine positioning) and at meticulous aseptic care of respirator equipment (e.g., disinfecting or sterilizing all inline reusable components such as nebulizers, replacing tubing circuits at intervals of 48 h—rather than more frequently—to lessen the number of breaks in the system, and teaching aseptic technique for suctioning).

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  • The epidemic of mad cow disease, centered in the United Kingdom, and associated human cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (Chap. 378) caused by disinfection-resistant prion agents have led to revised recommendations for decontaminating surgical instruments, especially those used for operations on the central nervous system or in patients with dementing illness of unknown etiology. The process of diagnosing and treating wound infections begins with a careful assessment of the surgical site in the febrile postoperative patient.

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  • Every opinion poll shows Wisconsin citizens are worried about the cost of health care. It is affecting the security of every family and the bottom line of every business. We have come to expect soaring health care costs each year and we feel almost help- less to do anything about it. How did it get this way? That is the question we asked Linda Gorman, Ph.D. to research for us. As the Director of the Health Care Policy Center for the Independence Institute, Dr. Gorman is well qualified to answer the question.

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  • It will not have escaped the notice of anybody who happens to be living in Europe at this time that the organisation of health care services has been and continues to be in a seemingly permanent state of flux. In some countries this is perhaps more noticeable than others, but no health system is free of the challenge of change. The dynamic for this process has been primarily, but not solely, one of controlling costs, but the modernising of health services delivery within Europe has proved to be not simply one of financial stringencies....

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  • Newspaper headlines underscore the challenges that the health professions face in this period of dramatic change in the American health care enterprise: critical shortages of nurses and other health professionals, tight budgets and rising health care costs, increasing public concern about patient safety and medical errors, and rising criticism of the quality of care that Americans receive, to name a few. Indeed, the health professions and health care industry are fighting to retain the public’s confidence that the U.S. health care system can continue to be the world’s best....

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  • Carolyn M Wallace*† and Marcia W Legro† Address: Health Services Research & Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA Email: Carolyn M Wallace* - Carolyn.Wallace1@va.gov; Marcia W Legro - mwlegro@msn.com * Corresponding author †Equal contributors Published: 22 April 2008 Implementation Science 2008, 3:22 doi:10.1186/1748-5908-3-22 Received: 18 August 2006 Accepted: 22 April 2008

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  • The need for a book such as this one has arisen as a result of recent changes in legislation and expansion in the numbers of health care professionals involved in administration and/or prescription of medicines. The book is an introduction to pharmacology for health care professionals. Although anyone involved in the care of patients is a health care professional, this book has been specifically written for physiotherapists, podiatrists and radiographers (otherwise known as allied health professionals). However, the book may be of interest to other health care professionals....

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  • This report is being published at a time of great opportunity in health care. Legislation passed in March 2010 will provide insurance coverage for 32 million more Americans. The implications of this new demand on the nation’s health care system are significant. How can the system accommodate the increased demand while improving the quality of health care services provided to the American public? Nursing represents the largest sector of the health professions, with more than 3 million registered nurses in the United States.

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  • Poor Families in America’sHealth Care Crisis examines the implications of the fragmented and two-tiered health insurance system in the United States for the health care access of low-income families. For a large fraction of Americans, their jobs do not provide health insurance or other benefits, and although government programs are available for children, adults without private health care coverage have few options.

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  • Tham khảo sách 'study of engineering in medicine and health care', kỹ thuật - công nghệ, kĩ thuật viễn thông phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả

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